The PA PQC is recruiting birth hospitals and their prenatal/postpartum and pediatric offices to join the PA PQC’s Moving on Maternal Depression (MOMD) initiative to improve perinatal depression screening and follow-up and reduce the associated racial/ethnic disparities. To guide the adoption of key interventions to achieve these goals, a statewide MOMD Task Force developed a MOMD Change Package with guidance, key steps, and resources.
To express interest in joining the PA PQC’s MOMD initiative, please complete the following MOMD survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/58GM9BR.
Your organization’s PA PQC quality improvement coach will then follow-up with you and your team to identify next steps. The PA PQC is aiming to recruit 10 PA PQC birth hospitals and teams to participate in MOMD.
Click here to view a list of screening tools, toolkits, coding guidelines, and other resources.
With guidance from your PA PQC quality improvement coach:
- Form a MOMD multi-disciplinary team and organize monthly team meetings
- Organize a community action and listening session to inform your quality improvement plan
- Create and implement a quality improvement plan with your team to improve the MOMD goals based on your current condition (your QI action plan may involve trainings)
- Complete the MOMD survey quarterly to track your impact on structural measures
- Document data related to the HEDIS-based Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Screening and Follow-up Measures in your EHR and the OB Needs Assessment Form
- Report the aggregate data for the Prenatal and Postpartum Depression Screening and Follow-up Measures quarterly and by race/ethnicity annually via the PA PQC Data Portal
- Attend the quarterly PA PQC Learning Sessions
- Provide a Quality Improvement Report Out, using the QI Report Out Template, prior to each quarterly PA PQC Learning Session
- Attend the MOMD-related PA PQC Quality Improvement Collaborative Meetings and Team Talks for peer-to-peer learning